Kelly Clarkson has a new album coming out at the end of this month, and she had a BLAST making it. Mainly because it’s on Atlantic, meaning she got away from RCA and Clive Davis.
She says, “It’s just the first record I’ve made that I didn’t call my mother, wanting to quit. And I’m not a baby, y’all. I’m strong.
“I’m a very powerful, confident woman, but at the same time, you just feel beaten down.”
Kelly says the whole environment with Clive was pretty condescending, “A group of men thought it was OK to sit around a young woman and bully her. I was told I should shut up and sing.”
She adds, “The only victory I see from the last 15 years is honestly just the fact that, even in such an incredibly not-healthy environment, we were very successful.”